Religion Quotes

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
T. S. Eliot
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999

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When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Voltaire
Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.
Gertrude Stein

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Religion is pickled God.
H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells Society
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There shall be no compulsion in religion.
Quran 2: 263, Quran 2: 263
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
William Hiram Foulkes
Just as there is a lower carelessness which means death to the soul, so there is a higher carelessness which is the supreme gift of religion. We must all at length rest back upon God.
W. E. Orchard
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte
To feel the right emotions is fully as important as to hold the right ideas, and the great service of religion is the development of the right emotions.
Geoffrey Parsons
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara (1907) act 2
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
Frederick Buechne
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein, "Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium", 1941
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Jonathan Swift
Men will wrangle for religion write for it fight for it die for it anything but - - Live for it.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson
When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.
Voltaire
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Elbert Hubbard
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Thomas Hobbes
Present your religion to a little child, set him in the midst of those who profess it. If it frightens him, and freezes the smiles on his lips, then whatever sort of religion it is, it is not Christianity.
Unknown
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Napoleon
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects.
James Madison
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud
Keep thy religion to thyself.
George Carlin
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
Voltaire
Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish - world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessites.
Sigmund Freud
If our religion only proclaims a high standard of ethics, then our religion is a burden heavier than we can bear.
Rolland W. Schloe
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal